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Ranking The Big XII Defenses

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The statement that continuously flies off the cuff is that Championships are won on defense. This is why many believe the best two teams in the nation are the Alabama Crimson Tide along side the LSU TIgers. Now on the flip side of the coin we have the Big XII, a powerful offensive conference where there are plenty of scores and monstrous numbers. Some take the side that the best defense is a good offense for the sheer fact that it keeps the opposing offense off the field. While the Big XII is most definitely offense heavy, where do the defenses rank?

FBS RANK BIG XII RANK TEAM GP PLAYS YARDS AVG TD YPG
6 1 Kansas St. Wildcats 3 170 739 4.35 4 246.33
10 2 Texas Longhorns 3 181 776 4.29 3 258.67
44 3 Texas A&M Aggies 3 223 1018 4.57 6 339.33
51 4 Missouri Tigers 4 272 1398 5.14 11 349.50
59 5 Baylor Bears 3 203 1089 5.36 10 363.00
61 6 Iowa St. Cyclones 3 224 1093 4.88 8 364.33
82 7 Oklahoma Sooners 3 199 1178 5.92 7 392.67
95 8 Texas Tech Red Raiders 3 207 1230 5.94 6 410.00
105 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 4 305 1712 5.61 13 428.00
120 10 Kansas Jayhawks 3 194 1650 8.51 18 550.00

 

Editors Note: The rankings are based solely on numbers this go around with the deciding factor being yards per game. It is hard to factor in things such as competition along with away or home etc.